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  1. #1
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    Default Farrier costs

    How much do you pay for a trim all around?

    Regular front shoes only?

    My farrier just went up and it seems expensive to me.



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    Trim = $55

    Trim all 4 plus Front shoes: $110

    This is a normal price for uber-expensive NJ.



  3. #3
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    Trim: $35

    Trim + Front shoes: $75

    I think my farrier is pretty inexensive considering the care he takes (read: OCD), but I'm not complaining.



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    In FL -
    Trim - $35, Trim + fronts - $75, Full shoes - $135. From what I've seen it's standard for the area, + or - $10. There is one guy who will trim for $15 but he doesn't do shoes and you get what you pay for....



  5. #5
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    I started a thread about this recently in H/J since I was looking for pricing for SE PA/NJ for performance horses. Our farrier just went up to $45 for trims, $95 for trim/2 steel fronts, $160 for 4 steel and $170 for 2 alum/2 steel. If you loose a shoe he puts it back on (even if you don't have the shoe) for no charge. He is well worth those prices.



  6. #6
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    $45 for trims... worth every penny! My farrier is always on time - always. He always calls me back the same day I call him - always. And both of my TB's are barefoot - my old farrier laughed at me when I told him I wanted to try pulling shoes on one of mine. Needless to say I found a new farrier .
    "When a horse greets you with a nicker & regards you with a large & liquid eye, the question of where you want to be & what you want to do has been answered." CANTER New England



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    Trim $50 (I think), fronts $70, all fours $95. This is in Chapel Hill, NC.



  8. #8
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    Trim all around: $20

    Regular front shoes only: $65
    Y'all ain't right!



  9. #9
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    Trim $25

    Fronts (steel) only $60



  10. #10
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    Trim $20
    Fronts $65

    Not sure what shoes all the way around are. My farrier is good about being on time (or at least calling if he is running late) and returning calls.



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    Trim: $45
    Front shoes: $90



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    Trim: $35.
    Crayola Posse: Mulberry



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    Hampton, VA
    Just increased his charges which now puts him equal to most farriers in the area. I paid more than his new prices for the "barn farrier" at a previous barn who really didn't do half as good a job.
    Not sure what the trims are, but I think from $35 to $45
    Don't know about front only.
    Four Steel: from $85 to $110
    Two Alum/Two Steal: from $100 to $125
    "Beware the hobby that eats."
    Benjamin Franklin



  14. #14
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    Trim/steels up front = $130

    Toronto

    I had to change farriers when I moved my horse. My old farrier was $180-$230 (rim pads). He was good though...
    "look deep into his pedigree. Look for the name of a one-of-a-kind horse who lends to his kin a fierce tenacity, a will of iron, a look of eagles. Look & know that Slew is still very much with us."



  15. #15
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    Trim + front shoes = $60.

    This is with two farriers. Previous one just got a different job; had the new one out for the first time a few weeks ago. Their prices were the same.

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    Trim all around is $40, trim with front shoes is $80.

    Our farrier will come out to replace a loose or missing shoe for no charge (well he won't charge us but we pay him anyway).



  17. #17
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    $40.00 Trim
    $70 Trim + 2 front shoes
    $120 Time + 4 shoes

    Farrier will do hot or cold shoeing - he is very detail oriented. Trim plus two front shoes (new set, NOT being reset) takes about 1.5 hours. Trim plus four front shoes and front pads = 2.5 hours

    Summerfield, NC



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    I charge $30 for a trim and a trip fee from $5 - ???? depending on mileage. Most people pay $5-10 for a trip fee.

    The average fee for trims in my area is $20-30. One guy is now charging $75 for a trim but he's trying to retire so he was happy to lose half his customers. Another guy I know charges $45 but again he's trying to thin out work.



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    I find it hard to believe that anyone trimming for $20 or $25 is actually taking the time to do a decent trim. Also, since the trim is a huge part of a proper shoeing it should be at least a third to half of the total shoeing cost.
    Most trained farriers or trimmers are charging at least $40, and many are $55 to $60.
    For $25 bucks, the trimmer is barely covering business expenses, let alone making a profit. There is a lot more actual cost to doing business than just buying the tools and driving to the client.
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    I think around here (Northern Atlanta), most of the farriers I would allow to work on my horse charge between $40-50 for a trim, $85-100 for steel up front, trim behind and $150-$200 for steel all around. There are those who charge less (to new clients that is - I know a some good farriers with established good pay clients are happy to keep those clients at lower/older rates for as long as they can) but I've seen the work they do. The market around here will support the above rates for so that's what the good farriers charge (and don't get me wrong, I've seen some farriers charge that and more and they wouldn't get near my horses with a 40 foot file), but I've rarely seen the reliable good farriers charge less, they don't have to.
    Your crazy is showing. You might want to tuck that back in.


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